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The Trojans began their preparation for Colorado, a team that has struggled greatly so far this season. USC will play five of its next six games at home in Los Angeles, and starting their trek through the Pac-12 South against the lowly Buffs is not exactly a bad deal. The Trojans kicked off practice week by reopening one particular position battle, and with Kiffin giving his thoughts on USC’s abismal third-down conversion rate.
Here’s the rundown from Tuesday’s Practice:
LT Max Tuerk took repetitions at with the first team in place of Aundrey Walker today, Lane Kiffin said. That position battle has once again opened up, as Walker is currently the most penalized player on the team.
Kiffin said the team is excited to play at home again after four of last five games have been on the road.
The head coach also praised RB Silas Redd, noting that he has been great and has got better every week.
He also noted that he “never would have guessed” USC would be so poor on third downs this season. Through six games, USC has converted on third downs 22 of 73 attempts, a mere 30-percent of the time.
On another positive note, Coach Kiff said that this practice was the most physical one yet for the Trojans.
USC’s scout-teame replicated Colorado’s defense on Tuesday in practice, but they refer to themselves as the “Alabama D”.
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